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Seventy-Sixth Year

Legislative Change in a Romney Year?

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;The I=A Freshmen:
Confusion from Col. Holmes

WHAT COULD BE more important to a
freshman these days than his draft
This year's crop of freshman men all
will be classified 1-A by the Michigan
Selective Service Board. This decision,
however, may be contested by the De-
troit Central Committee for Conscientious
Objection (CCCO), on the basis that it is
a violation of National Selective Board
THE PURPOSE of classifying freshmen
1-A (rather than II-S) and not drafting
them is unclear. The Michigan Selective
Service has assured freshmen that their
1-A status will not alter their standing,
at least during their freshman year, with
their local boards. However, the obvious
result is to place freshmen in the pre-
carious position of having continually to
"prove" themselves in order to avoid be-
ing drafted.
According to Colonel Arthur Holmes,
Michigan Selective Service Board direc-
tor, the decision to classify freshmen 1-A
was made by the individual local boards.
It is, however, remarkable coincidence
that all local boards in Michigan should
reach such a decision simultaneously. It
is more reasonable to assume that the de-i
cision was4 made at the state level by the
Michigan,Selective Service Board. This is
the contention of the CCCO.
Colonel Holmes, however, denies that
any such directive was issued by his of-

fice, although he did state that local
boards had been informed of their "op-
tion" to classify freshmen as they wish.
COLONEL HOLMES' denial of State Se-
lective Service Board responsibility for
the decision to classify all freshman men
1-A makes legal action against the move
by the CCCO or individual students im-
possible. If a violation of National Selec-
tive Service policy cannot be attributed to
a statewide agency, action can not be tak-
en through the courts. The only channel
left open to a freshman classified 1-A
would be direct appeal to his local draft
And, Col. Holmes' refusal to acknowl-
edge responsibility for the action, insures
that his policy will not be challenged ex-
cept by the ineffective appeal through
the local boards. He has, in effect, an
airtight case with which to protect him-
uncertainty surrounding the whole
question of the status of freshmen and
the legality of their 1-A standing. The
fact that Michigan is the only state to
initiate such a procedure highlights the
equivocal nature of the decision.
And, the decision itself, whether or not
it was made by the State Selective Service
Board, reflects the inadequacies of the Se-
lective Service policy in general.

THE EXPECTED avalanche of
support for Gov. George Rom-
ney in the November election will
most definitely leave Lansing a
different place next January when
the new session of the Michigan
Legislature convenes. If, in fact,
Romney does have effective coat-
tails, he could pull a Republican
state Senate right in with him
on his way to a possible Republi-
can presidential nomination. How-
ever, no matter how powerful a
lift he can deliver in the Senate,
the opposite side of the Capitol
dome, the House, will remain in
the Democrats' control.
The prospects that the state
Senate will remain in Democratic
hands are rapidly dimming. A
switch of just four seats in the
Senate would leave the body in
a stalemate( with Republican Lt.
Gov. William Milliken given the
tie-breaking vote). In this position,
Republicanswould control all the
committee chairmanships and a
majority position on all Senate
There are presently five shaky
seats which could go to Republi-
can candidates. In four of these
races, the present incumbent won
by less than 10,000 votes in 1964,
a Johnson landslide year. These
districts are in largely rural and
semi-urban areas with Republi-
can voting records, and their Dem-
ocratic incumbents have largely
stuck with the progressive Demo-
cratic element in the Senate and
will be sadly missed if that sector
of the party ever hopes to capture
the Democratic Senate leadership.
UNDER THE NEW state consti-
tution, Senate terms have been
lengthened to four years, begin-
ning in 1966. Both parties are
well aware that whoever wins this
time is victor for four years, not
just two as in the past.
If a Republican Senate should
be elected, many of the familiar
faces will still be there, but some
of them catapulted into new posi-
tions of authority, oth6rs demot-
ed to playing the impotent role
of the minority party.
Such prominent figures of the
past two years as Sen. Garland
Lane (D-Flint), chairman of the
Senate Appropriations Committee,

a 20-year House veteran. He
comes from the Upper Peninsula
and is usually politically distant
as well from the other members
of the committee, who are from
Detroit and other large urban
The stand that both parties will
take on fiscal reform and a gen-
eral increase in taxation will be
the crucial problems facing the
Legislature, no matter what its
complexion may be, for both
items must be accomplished next
year if increases in funds are to
be granted to any state institu-
tions or agencies. By the beginning
of fiscal 1967, which starts in July,
the state budget surplus will be
exhausted and present sales tax
revenues, which are at an all time
high, will not meet the growing
needs of the state. New taxes are
needed and it is difficult to pre-
dict if the Democrats and Repub-
licans can get together on them.
in 1965 defeated a Romney plan
calling for a state income tax
although Democratic platforms
have advocated such a plan for
many decades. And, Republicans
have in the past consistently balk-
ed at the mention of an income
tax, even at the expense of em-
barrassing their own governor, as
in 1963-64.
What these changes in person-
alities and policies will mean to
the University when it makes its
annual trek to the state for ap-
propriations remains to be seen.
However, one course of action is
highly likely.
A Republican Senate would un-
doubtedly stick closely to the gov-
ernor on budget decisions. The
governor has in the past asked for
appropriations well below Univer-
sity requests. The Democrats in
the Legislature, nevertheless, have
granted large hikes over Romney
How the University plays its
political cards in this uncertain
fluctuating atmosphere of state
politics will above all determine
its success when budget hearings
roll around. This is a formidable
task for any administration - let
alone one which will soon have
significant personnel changes it-


Senate Leaders Lane and Dzendzel
Will a switch in Lansing minimize their power?

and Sen. Raymond Dzendzel,
Democratic majority leader, could
lose their substantial power to
their Republican counterparts.
Both Lane and Dzendzel have
attempted to extend their influ-
ence into the fields of higher edu-
cation-Lane, by his tight purse
policies as chairman of the ap-
propriations committee, and Dzen-
dzel by his attempt to ban Com-
munist speakers from state-sup-
ported campuses.
EVEN IF the Democrats should
retain control, intra-party squab-
bles may result in large-scale
swapping and trading of party
leadership positions and commit-
tee chairmanships. Some conserv-
ative Democrats, who are long on
seniority but short on ideas, may
be relinquishing some of their po-
sitions to some of the new progres-
sive faces elected in the 1964 John-
son landslide.
An intra-party move will al-

most certainly be made to wrest
power from the Dzendzel-Lane
coalition. Dzendzel barely retained
his position last March in the
middle of the session, following
his sponsorship of stop-and-frisk
legislation and the Communist
speaker-ban resolution. At that
time, many senators indicated that
they would rather retain Dzendzel
for the remainder of the session
than face the adverse publicity
which would result from "dump-
ing" their majority leader. If
Dzendzel should go, and this is
by no means certain, a great deal
of Lane's power would go with
IN THE HOUSE, things are
quite different. This body will
certainly stay Democratic, with
turnovers shifting only slightly
to the Republican side. The dis-
tricts have been arranged in the
Austin - Kleiner reapportionment
plan to assure a Democratic ma-

jority. The Republicans will have
to resign themselves to the mi-
nority position for many years to
Although Speaker Joseph Ko-
walski (D-Detroit) is secure in
his job, many of the imnportant
committee chairmen may be un-
der attack from "young Turks"
within Democratic ranks, who are
demanding increased power and a
greater role in decision making.
Kowalski has often been accused
of working in "secretive" ways
and giving too much authority to
the Democratic old-guard, both
of which have stirred resentment
among the new members. How-
ever, as long as "Gus" Scholle,
president of the Michigan AFL-
CIO, stands behind Kowalski, he
will remain speaker.
THE KEY TARGET of any at-
tack may be Einar Erlandsen (D-
Escanaba), chairman of the House
Ways and Means Committee and


You Can't Win with UAC

MANY YEARS AGO, a senior editor at
The Daily wandered a couple of blocks
from our humble abode on Maynard
Street ("You know, right next door to
the SAB") and was promptly and pre-
emptorily. hustled off by a gang of do-
gooders who swept out from under the
skirts of a long-forgotten, unnamed as-
tronomy professor. They held him in
bondage for the remainder of his time
at the University.
Breaking off from The Daily, this miss-
iug link of the senior staff capitulated
to his captors and formed, the Univer-
sity Activities Center, famed throughout
the world for practically nothing.
The Daily, not content to sit on its
collective hands, proceeded to challenge
UAC to a joust. Simultaneously, the girls
battled in a softball-throw. Since then,
sophistication has precipitated football.
ground reveals that the UAC football
team-slated to meet The Daily Libels in
a mortal battle on the IM fields this
coming Friday-will be starting a 540-
pound gorilla at left blocking back. The
final straw of many, this carries severe
implications as to what directions the
activities gang over at the Union will be
leading our campus through during the
coming months.
It is not that the Union will be start-
ing the gorilla, who is a sophomore in
Phys Ed, that arouses our ire, even though
ground rules prohibit either team from

playing underclassmen in the annual set-
to. What scares us, what pounds at our,
sensibilities, is that the UAC "brass" is
condoning this being's retreat from 'his
studies. After all, isn't that why we're
Surely, not all of college life should be
centered around a student's books, around
the cloistered habits of the professional
learner. (To quote: "All work and no play
makes Jack a dull boy.") But have these
demigods down on State Street no sense
of proportion, no feeling of priorities?
This particular gorilla, mind you, is not
an average gorilla, but a sensitive lad
who is foresaking his duty at the Big "U"
to be exploited by the tweedy superces-
sors of Madison Avenue.
AND, YOU ASK, in a fit of outrage,
where does it all lead? What does it
point to?
Well, brother, watch out. Soon, they
might not restrict Winter Weekend to
Washtenaw Avenue. They might reinsti-
tute a Homecoming Parade, they might
even choose a queen for a someday-in-
the-future Homecoming contest from a
list of bathing beauties, rather than
someone who is, so to speak, "kind and
But what can we do? If we had any
sensitivity at all, we'd send the whole lot
of them on a one-way trip to summer
camp. They'd fit in well.

Letters: 'Passing Up

Spoils Band Day

To the Editor:
AS CONDUCTOR of your Uni-
versity Bands for the past 31
years, I have been most grateful
for your continued interest, sup-
port and enthusiasm. You have
indeed been most kind and have
never failed to evince your keen
appreciation of our efforts.
Your response to our perform-
ances, both on the gridiron and
in the concert hall, have long
been a, great source of pride and
satisfaction to me and my musi-
cians. Because of your continued
loyalty, your Michigan Bands have
alweyas endeavored to uphold
their motto Non Tam Pares Quam
THE 210 marching men of
Michigan, as you are well aware,
work diligently each afternoon and
Saturday mornings to prepare
gridiron performances that will
please you and all fans attending
the game. Your response to our
efforts has always projected evi-
dence of your acceptance of our
performances. For this we thank
However, unfortunately, last fall
and again this season our half-
time performances have been ser-
iously hampered (and on Band
Day, utterly ruined) by those stu-
dents and fans in the west ,tands
who, I believe without malice or
forethought "passed" students up
the rows from the bottom to the
top of the stands, thus creating
a state of disturbance which has
spoiled our half-time perform-
These disturbances have ad-
versely affected our Band Day
relations with Michigan high

school administrators, band con-
ductors and high school musicians.
HENCE, on behalf of the Uni-
versity of - Michigan Marching
Band and myself, I respectfully
request that all students and fans
kindly refrain from the mention-
ed activities, at least until the
bands have concluded their per-
Again, may I thank you for your
interest and support of the past. I
shall look forward to seeing all of
you Saturday.
-William D. Revelli
The Mug
To the Editor:
AS I SIT in the Mug amidst a
pile of garbage, I am contem-
plating the "services" of the Un-
ion. Granted the hard working
bus boys are always a source of
amusement, but I am interested
in the other ways the Union serves
The Union food service is as
competitive (i.e., money-grabbing)
as any Ann Arbor restaurant. In
my opinion the "Student Special"
is far from special either in price
or quality of the food. Certainly
the other prices (e.g., 40c for a
glass of juice!, 25c for a pot of
coffee, and 40c for a hot dog) are
nothing to go into raptures over.
Who owns the food service and
all those profits?
The Union's philosophy may be
"Diminished service for all." The
bands on Friday night this term
have been, in a word, gross. Last
year the music was quite better.
Last year the 10 cent cup of cof-
fee was edible, but this year the
paper cup is smaller, costs 15c,

and doesn't seem to taste as good.
To top everything the Union pool
It costs a student 5c to cash a
check (why charge?), and it is
necessary to get permission of a
manager to page a student. Pag-
ing is an unquestioned service for
Union guests only. I wonder if
free check cashing is another guest
Anyone familiar with unions at
other state schools (say Illinois
or Wisconsin) would get quite
nauseous after inspecting the
Michigan Union. (Perhaps it is
the garbage on the tables.) In-
deed the Michigan student de-
serves better.
--Stuart Rothstein, Grad
Losh Fraud?
To the Editor:
A FRAUD has been committed,
but not on the University com-
munity. It has been perpetrated
by Bruce Wasserstein on Doctor
Hazel M. Losh. And all for the
sake of a clever editorial.
In his editorial "Homecoming
Panel Should Abide by Democ-
racy" of Oct. 12, 1966, Mr. Was-
serstein claims that the Home-
coming Special Events Committee
has "rigged" the Homecoming
Queen Contest. He says that the
girl with the highest number of
points (Doctor Losh) was refused
her place in the semifinals.
In fact, Doctor Losh did not
receive the number of points nec-
essary to enter the semifinals. She
was only scored by two out of
eight judges. (This is certainly
not to her discredit because she
is not and never was entered in

the contest.) The purpose of this
letter is, however, not to argue
the validity of the judging proced-
ure. That would bring us down to
Mr. Wasserstein's level.
WHAT REALLY upsets us is
that he proclaims that an "ob-
scure fraternity would give this
contestant an Honorary Award"
as "a lame excuse." The fact that
Beta Theta Pi Fraternity and the
Homecoming '66 Central Com-
mittee wish to pay Doctor Losh a
formal tribute is anything but a
"lame excuse." We feel that it is
a richly deserved honor.
Doctor Losh has no place in a
Homecoming Queen contest. It
would be demeaning to the sym-
bol that she has become to even
intimate that she should compete
with University coeds. Mr. Was-
sterstein has shown a great lack
of respect for someoneas uni-
versally appreciated as Doctor
Losh by making a joke out of
something that we have taken
very seriously.
posed to be a surprise. We want-
ed to really make it something
special for her. That is ruined
now. But then, it was a clever
little editorial, wasn't it Mr. Was-
-Maureen Anderman, '68
--Howard Weinblatt, '68
Co-Chairmen, Special Events
Homecoming '66
Students Unite !
To the Editor:
STUDENTS UNITE! We feel that
Dr. Hazel Losh should be nam-
ed the official Homecoming

queen by Student Government
Be at the SGC meeting tonight
in the SAB to urge on this just
-Cathy Wojton, '69
Acting Chairman of the Coed
Committee to Coronate
Dr. Hazel Losh
Pass-Fail Late
To the Editor:
THIS PAST WEEK the curricu-
lum committee of the Lit
School, under the chairmanship of
Mr. Roy Pierce announced that
the pass-fail system is presently
scheduled to go into effect. next
A discussion with Mr. Pierce
and Dean Hays of the Lit School
reveals that purely administra-
tive problems' prevent, the inaug-
uration of the system this com-
ing January. These administrative
problems are derived from such
insurmountable situations as "that
some people have already pre-
I appreciate the fact that there
are administrative problems asso-
ciated with instituting such a pro-
gram, and that such complica-
tions require time to be resolved.
We must, however, weigh this
complication against the fact that
4000 seniors will be denied the
opportunity to participate in the
IF THIS IS a worthwhile pro-
gram, as I believe it is, then sure-
ly with nearly three months to
go before the start of the new
semester, this administrative prob-
lem can be overcome.
-Harlan Alpern;'67

Welcome, Philharmonia

one of the University's two student
orchestras-the other is the Symphony
Orchestra-started its year this Septem-
ber, things didn't look very encouraging.
Music school officials frankly conceded
the Symphony Orchestra, not the Phil-,
harmonia, had gotten most of the avail-
able string-player talent. The Philhar-
monia's conductor was not Prof. Joseph
Blatt, the highly-esteemed former con-
ductor of the Metropolitan Opera, but an
assistant. And the Philharmonia had on
its program Bartok's Concerto for Orches-
tra -- so complex and difficult that a
Symphony Orchestra guest conductor last
year was advised not to try to perform it.
HEN, HOWEVER, came the surprise.
The Philharmonia performed the Barr-
tok last Tuesday at Hill Aud., and its au-
dience -- largely composed . of music
school professors and students -- gave
them a standing ovation and repeated
cries of "bravo!"
A standing ovation for any perform-
+ - -, .

ance in Hill Aud. is unusual; such appre-
ciation for a student group from such a
critical audience is unprecedented in re-
cent memory. The orchestra deserves
tremendous praise for its stirring per-
formance; and Theo Alcantarilla, its con-
ductor, deserves every decibel of his au-
dience's enthusiastic applause. He is not
only a competent musician but an enthus-
iastic catalyzer who spurred his orches-
tra to the point that, as one of its string
players put it, "We just played over our
triumph Tuesday evening. It seems
well on its way to becoming a jewel in
the University's cultural crown. The re-
sults are a delight to watch-and hear.
The President of the University walks
slowly to the podium on a sunny spring


The Rhinemaiden' of New York

"As I Got

It, The Oracle Said We Should End
Except Maybe For Nuclear Bombing"

:1 W/ A
- f

t 'HOMPING furiously on a Chic-
Alet, I alighted from the plane
at Kennedy Airport feeling quite
festive and worldly in my red
plaid suit and black high heels.
However, this ephemeral air of
sophistication was quickly pol-
luted when the smirking steward-
ess placed the green Boy Scout
sleeping bag upon my shoulder
and smirkingly thanked me for
"traveling United." I mumbled
something about camping in Cen-
tral Park in autumn and then
marched through the red carpet-
ed tunnel to three days of whimsy
and "Truma."
The latter, a mixture of "grand-
mother and Gertrude (neither of
which are suitable for the char-
acter in mind), is a lively grand-
mother of mine who is the liv-
ing parody of old age and mother-
hood. Because of her frank van-
ity and complete lack of matron-
liness, Truma has always been
grazing with the darker side of
the family herd.


seven of herself sporting her mul-
ticolored hairshades of the past
10 years); her closet is an assort-
ment of over 100 vividly colored
rodentia skins, silks, hides, etc.:
and her bookshelves are properly
lined with leatherbound tomes in
both English and German.
It is only when one dares to
probe behind the ivory statuettes
and between the hardbound books
that one really begins to know
Truma. Snuggled stealthily be-
tween Hermann Hesse and Arthur
Schnitzer is undoubtedly a well
used paperback edition of Candy,
Chocolates for Breakfast, or Pas-
sion on the L Train.
Because of her deep devotion
to the late President Kennedy,
she has kept a watchful eye over
n ,nlra n .nml .nn OO 4a-n I r a, -

force which has kept Truma run-
ning her sprightly pace as canas-
ta club president, confidante to
several intriguing affairs and Cu-
pid for all her amorous lady
friends (one of whom promised
her a vacuum cleaner in exchange
for a husband . . . the lady got
her husband but my grandmother
is still using a carpet sweeper,
much to her disillusionment) has
been Adams' Chiclets. They have
cured more of her upset stom-
achs, foot ailments and headaches
than any witchcraft brew or chem-
ical compound could ever hope to
Because of Truma's sweet tooth
(which are, to be sure, all her
own), it is'a challenge to sit in a
chair without landing one's pos-
terior in a box of Barton'
Chompettes while an elbow makes
a decisive plunge into Filstein's
Chocolate-Covered Peppermints.
TRUMA has never made any
grandmotherly claims or procla-


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